A newly published study has shown they work! We had previously written about the bunion correctors and how they can be helpful in dealing with the pain that occurs inside the joint when a bunion or hallux valgus is painful, but expressed some caution in just how much they can correct the angle of the big toe.
In this study, the researchers from Turkey took 120 women and divided them into three groups. One group got the bunion splints like we have here, another group did bunion exercises and the third group had some electrical muscle stimulation. All groups reported an improvement in symptoms, but the group with the splints that they only wore at night did better than the other two groups.
They certianly can be helpful, the evidence supports that.